Recently arrived in Australian dealerships, the third-generation X3 continues on from the second-generation version in carrying the maximum safety score.
At this stage though the rating applies only to the xDrive 20d variant.
ANCAP report the X3 received credible scores in Adult Occupant Protection (93%), Child Occupant Protection (84%) and Pedestrian Protection (70%).
‘Marginal’ levels of protection were recorded for the chest of the rear passenger in the full width test and the chest of the driver in the pole test.
Confirming the top safety score, ANCAP CEO James Goodwin said the new BMW SUV performed well across all parameters.
“The new BMW X3 offers high levels of safety for all members of the family,”
“The X3 is also well-specified with active safety technologies offering a slightly higher standard safety specification than the X3 offered in Europe.
“Lane departure warning and intelligent speed assistance systems are offered as standard inclusions on Australian and New Zealand models,”
“It is encouraging to see standard safety inclusions being prioritised for our market.”
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